Gilles Perrier Savoie Abymes

Caveau Savoyard Savoy Abymes


  • Gilles Perrier Savoie Abymes is produced in Les Marches, on the slopes at the foot of Mont Granier. Jacquere is a grape variety proper to Savoie. They are middle-sized grapes, very tight. Thick skin. Juicy pulp and bitters.
  • Altitude 280m. Clay and limestone soil, northeast facing.
  • Jacquere is produced on 1,050 Hectares, or 53% of the 2,000 Hectares of the Savoyard vineyard.
  • This wine has a good balance between liveliness, roundness and fruity notes. Serve very cold (between 8 and 10°).

Varietal Composition: 100% Jacquere

Processing: Hand harvesting, pneumatic pressing. Cold settling and temperature-controlled vinification at 68° F, 3-week fermentation. In stainless steel vats.

Tasting Notes: The color is white gold with green shades. Fresh almonds and hawthorn and a hint of citrus fruit on the nose. The palate is lively, mineral and round with a pleasant fruity finish and notes of orange zest.




The history of Jean Perrier goes back a long time. Winemaker since 1853, Jean Perrier & Fils offers a selection of wines from AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) and when Catherin Perrier buys a cellar in St. Andre Les Maches and plants vineyards in the foothills of Mount Granier. Her son, Claude Emile Perrier, purchases a second cellar in 1911. A trader and grape grower, Claude begins delivering wine to local cafe’s and restaurants. By 1947, Claude’s grandson, Jean Victor Perrier, extends the family’s land holdings and is the first to bottle wine from this area with Savoie on the label. Jean Victor Perrier’s son and current President, Gilbert Perrier, begins working at the family winery in 1964.

The 1970’s saw the winery become incorporated and the installation of their first bottling line, as well as, one big development; Savoie becomes an official Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC). The early 1980’s was a time of transition as Gilbert’s two eldest sons, Philippe and Christophe joined the family business. One decade later, Gilbert’s youngest son, Gilles, joined his brothers in vinification, administration, and marketing roles. The past 20 years have seen an expansion of vineyard holdings (59 hectares today) and new varietals planted in addition to Jacquère, with Gamay, Mondeuse, and Chignin Bergeron becoming more and more popular.

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